Business Resources and Support

The Sheridan County Chamber has assembled this list of resources, experts, and advisors to help you start, grow, improve, or buy or sell your business. If you are successful, it benefits the entire community! And most of these resources and services are free of charge to Wyoming businesses and residents.

Business Development and Support

Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce:  The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst for business prosperity and a champion for a stronger community. Networking, information and resources, programs and events, promotional opportunities.

P.O. Box 707
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 672-2485
info@sheridanwyomingchamber.org/beta
www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org/beta

Forward Sheridan:  Fostering economic and business development in the community, with a primary focus currently on manufacturing and technology. Available to help in identifying and connecting to local and state business resources. Can also assist in addressing workforce needs, marketing, and business planning.

224 S. Main Street, Room 107
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 673-8004
www.forwardsheridan.com

Wyoming Business Council:  Overall support and direction, especially to other organizations that can help with specific needs. Loans and grants, financial tools, energy audits. Information and advice on business permitting, business relocation, commercial real estate, co-op advertising, co-op marketing, and developing business-ready sites and buildings.

52 S. Main St. – Ste. 5
P.O. Box 608
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 675-1012
www.wyomingbusiness.org

 Wyoming Small Business Development Center:  A good starting point for an entrepreneur just starting a business in Sheridan County. A network of three programs from the University of Wyoming: Small Business Development Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and Market Research Center. Offering consulting support in areas such as business plans, marketing plans, licensing requirements, financial health checkups, business valuation, selling to the government, eCommerce, succession planning, international trade, tourism marketing, market research, business ethics, social media, and QuickBooks. 

2001 W. Lakeway Road – Ste. D
Gillette, WY 82718
(also in Sheridan on a regular basis)
(307) 682-5232
www.wyomingsbdc.org

Wyoming Technology Business Center:  The WTBC focuses on developing early stage, technology-based companies, with an emphasis on high-growth firms. The WTBC’s incubator program is focused on educating and supporting business start-ups throughout the state. WTBC provides statewide networking opportunities through an educational networking group called e2e Wyoming that is designed to improve the climate for the start-up and growth of entrepreneurial companies.

1981 Double Eagle Drive, Unit A
Sheridan, WY  82801
(307) 675-1939
www.uwyo.edu/WTBC

Other Business Development and Support

Center for a Vital Community:  Opportunities to strengthen community resources through training, collaboration, and sharing of information. Primary focus is nonprofit organizations.

245 Broadway St.
P.O. Box 1500
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 674-6446, Ext. 4203
http://www.sheridancvc.org

Downtown Sheridan Association (DSA): Specifically committed to ensuring the economic prosperity of Sheridan’s downtown Historic District, while preserving and enhancing its historical beauty.

121 S. Main (corner of Main & Coffeen/Burkitt)
P.O. Box 13
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 672-8881
www.downtownsheridan.org

Manufacturing-Works:  Technical and business assistance to manufacturers and technical-oriented businesses, at their location.

Department 3362
1000 East University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071-2000
(307) 766-4811
www.manufacturing-works.com

SCORE:  Confidential counseling and low-cost workshop services. Learn to write a business plan, apply for a loan, hone your management skills, and become a more confident small business owner.

Main Office
402 N. Broadway
Billings, MT, 59101
(406) 927-7640
https://www.score.org/

U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development:  Direct and guaranteed loans for expansion and preservation of jobs in rural communities; grants to finance the development of small and emerging private business

Cottonwood Center
1949 Sugarland Dr. – Ste. 11
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 672-5820, Ext. 4
www.rurdev.usda.gov/wy

U.S. Small Business Administration:  Training, counseling, financial assistance for small businesses.

Wyoming District Office
100 East B St. – Room 1011
P.O. Box 44001
Casper, WY 82602
(307) 261-6506
https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/wy/casper

Wyoming Research Products Center:  Assistance with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and licenses.

Dept. 3672
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
(307) 766-2520
www.uwyo.edu/rpc

Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative:  Helping innovative tech-based small businesses in Wyoming to access federal aid to develop their new product concepts.

Dept. 3922
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
(307) 766-2904
www.uwyo.edu/sbir

Wyoming Women’s Business Center:  Help for current and prospective women business owners.

Laramie Plains Civic Center, Suite 323
710 Garfield Street
P.O. Box 764
Laramie, WY  82073
(307) 460-3943
www.wyomingwomen.org

Federal and State Legislation / Regulations / Information 

Department of Labor Employment Laws
www.dol.gov/elaws

Department of Labor Employer Resources:  To help you, as an employer, understand which Department of Labor laws apply to your business.
www.dol.gov/dol/audience/aud-employers

Occupational Safety & Health Administration:  Regulations, compliance, statistics, grants, recordkeeping.
www.osha.gov

Workers’ Safety and Compensation Division – Employer Services

State of Wyoming Department of Employment
Ken Grant
One S. Scott St., Ste. 2
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 673-1987
kgrant1@state.wy.us
http://doe.wyo.gov

IRS Tax Information for Businesses:  Includes information for corporations, charities, and non-profits, international businesses, partnerships, small business, and self-employed. Most IRS forms also available.

IRS Tax Information for Businesses
Cottonwood Center
1949 Sugarland Dr.
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 672-2788
www.irs.gov/businesses

Wyoming State Sales Tax:  Setting up state sales tax reporting, and general information about the applicability of the Wyoming sales tax.
Wyoming State Sales Tax
Mike Romanjenko
303 S. Main St.
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 674-8559

Government Contracts

General Services Administration contracts for billions of dollars worth of products and services for federal agencies.
www.gsa.gov

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Programs, procedures, how-to information on patients, trademarks, and intellectual property.
www.uspto.gov

Market Data 

Sheridan County and Wyoming Demographics

General Business Information

Entrepreneur.com:  Articles on starting a business, franchises, marketing, management, and an “Ask the Expert” section. www.entrepreneur.com

U.S. Chamber of Commerce:  “Toolkit” articles of information for small businesses. www.uschambersmallbusinessnation.com (click on Toolkits on the top bar)

 

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